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PIC O' THE DAY: "THE SHADOW" SERIAL

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Pictures 

Ran across this today and decided I just had to share it...

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PIC O' THE DAY

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Pictures 

Ah, the Good Old Days...
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PIC O' THE DAY

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : Pictures 
An unused ad concept for the original release of Star Wars back in 1977. I rather like it myself... although I wish they would have included John Carter as well as Buck and Flash, since he predated them all. Oh, well, nobody ever asks my advice on these things...
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PIC OF THE DAY - A TRIBUTE TO ALPHONSE MUCHA

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Pictures 
I was goofing around on Photoshop last night and put together this tribute to one of my favorite artists. Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech-born Art Nouveau painter best known for his many illustrations, advertisements and post card designs; although being best known for his commercial art this was always a source of frustration for Mucha, who once declared that art existed only to communicate a spiritual message. Personally I've always thought that he succeeded in conveying such a messa...
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY....

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, January 31, 2013, In : Pictures 

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PIC O'THE DAY: FROM THE "MOVIES WE'D LIKE TO SEE" DEPARTMENT...

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : Pictures 

...On a twin bill with The Marx Brothers in "A Night On Mongo"
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PIC OF THE DAY: LET IT BE

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Pictures 

Over the years, for my own amusement, I have created some parodies of the Beatles' "Let It Be" cover. I started out with other musical groups, then branched off in other directions. Today I put them all together in a single poster-style graphic so i could share them with my friends on the Internet. Hope you like them...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: VERONICA AS DEJAH

Posted by John Allen Small on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : Pictures 

This is another one of those Archie-themed pieces I did some years back that I just recently decided to start sharing with my friends. Again, it's nothing spectacular but then I mainly did it just for laughs.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: WHAT HAPPENS IN GOTHAM...

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Pictures 

I'm sorry. I have no real explanation for this one, either...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: ANOTHER CROSSOVER IDEA

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Pictures 

Those Archie-related Photoshop pics of mine that I've posted here over the past week made me remember that there are a few earlier pieces in the same vein that I did some years back but to the best of my memory have never shared. Here's one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it.
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PIC O' THE DAY: ANOTHER CROSSOVER IDEA

Posted by John Allen Small on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Pictures 

Here's yet a third cover for an imagined comics crossover idea i came with with the other day. Have to be honest with you, though: even I don't know what I was thinking of when this one popped into my head...
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PIC O' THE DAY: "ELSEWORLDS" IDEA

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : Pictures 

Got inspired last night to do another "fantasy crossover" comic book cover like the one I posted yesterday. In this case i guess it really isn't so much a crossover as it is an "Elseworlds" or "What If?" sort of thing. Looking at it now I realize I should have included Reggie as Cyborg; maybe I'll go back later and redo it.
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PIC O' THE DAY: CROSSOVER COMICS IDEA

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Pictures 

The fellow that's been creating his own crossover comic book covers using the old DC "The Brave And The Bold" and "Super-Team Family" designs and posting them at his website (http://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com) has been providing me with so much fun that I decided to take a another stab at putting together such covers of my own. I'll grant that it's not quite as good as his work, but it was still fun to do. I've done this sort of thing off and on over the years anyway but I hadn't come up w...
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Pic Of The Day - Classic Doc

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Pictures 

Just another one of my Photoshop-rendered fake covers, submitted for your entertainment.
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SOMETHING FROM THE ARCHIVES...

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Pictures 

Was going through some old computer discs the other night looking for some old notes for a fiction piece I've been working on when i came across this old picture of my son William I put together in Photoshop a number of years ago. Gee, he was a cute kid at that age...
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I WOULD HAVE GONE TO SEE IT...

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Pictures 

Between my job at the newspaper and being busy trying to complete a fiction story I'd been invited to write for an upcoming anthology I haven't had much time to even think about this blog here of late. But I didn't realize how long it had been until I got a message this morning asking "Why no new posts?" So I thought I'd pop in just long enough to let the 3 or 4 who pay attention to this blog know I'm still here, and to share another of my fantasy movie posters. This is one I did back in 2003...
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NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Pictures 

Another of the fake covers I've created using Photoshop in recent years. Wanted to do something with Buckaroo Banzai because I was such a fan of both the film and the novelization. I know it's silly, but I really enjoy doing little things like this for my own amusement and when I come up with one I think is worth sharing I like to do so. 
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ANOTHER FANTASY COVER

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, October 21, 2011, In : Pictures 

Here's another fantasy cover I created... this one was done way back when GWB was still president and I wishing on a daily basis that he was not, but that's a troy for another time. The thing I liked about this one was planting a teaser in the corner for an article purporting to tell about the "Eugenics Wars." Kind of silly I suppose but, hey, I like it that way.
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Dream Movie Posters: John Carter Of Mars

Posted by John Allen Small on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Pictures 


Instead of one of my fake covers, today I thought I'd share one of a handful of fake movie posters I've designed in Photoshop during the past few years. In honor of the release early next year of Disney's film adaptation of the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" stories, I decided to share my version of what such a film might have been like had it been released back in the 1940s or thereabouts...

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More Dream Covers: View-Master Packaging

Posted by John Allen Small on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Pictures 


This was another experiment in creating my own covers from a few years back: in this case not a book or magazine or comic book cover, but the package art for a fictional Talking View-Master set from the 1970s. (Remember those?) Again, a silly little thing I did on Photoshop but I've still got a soft spot for this sort of thing.

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Another Dream Cover: Jedi Of Bronze

Posted by John Allen Small on Monday, September 12, 2011, In : Pictures 


Here is another fantasy cover I designed for the fun of it a few years back, this one placing Doc Savage in the Star Wars universe. Some will call it silly and maybe they're right. I like it anyway.

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PIC OF THE DAY

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, June 30, 2011, In : Pictures 

This is a picture I cobbled together on Photoshop just for fun a few years back. Always kinda liked this one, silly as it is...
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Pic Of The Day: Joe Lansdale And Me

Posted by John Allen Small on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Pictures 
With this year's FarmerCon - the annual celebration honoring famed science fiction writer (and friend) Philip José Farmer - just around the corner, I thought I'd share this photograph taken at the first FarmerCon I attended at Phil's house back in 2007. This is me with award-winning SF-horror-western author Joe Lansdale together in the library in Phil's basement, where we and other PJF friends and fans gathered to talk about Phil and the impact his work has had our lives both personally and ...
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Pic Of The Day

Posted by John Allen Small on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Pictures 
Following my good buddy Win Eckert's example, I thought every now and again I'd post some picture that I feel worth sharing. We'll start with this thing I did a while back while fooling around on Photoshop trying to keep myself entertained...
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About Me


John Allen Small John A. Small is an award-winning newspaper journalist, columnist and broadcaster whose work has been honored by the Oklahoma Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, the National Newspaper Association, and the Oklahoma Education Association. He and his wife Melissa were married in 1986; they have two sons, Joshua Orrin (born 1991) and William Ian (born 1996). Mr. Small is the News Editor and columnist for the Johnston County Capital-Democrat, a weekly newspaper headquartered in Tishomingo, OK. He obtained his nickname, "Bard of the Lesser Boulevards," from a journalism colleague - the late Phil Byrum - in recognition of the success of his popular newspaper column, "Small Talk." (In addition to the many awards the column itself has received over the years, a radio version of "Small Talk" earned an award for "Best Small Market Commentary" from the Society of Professional Journalists in 1998.) John was born in Oklahoma City in 1963; lived in the Bradley-Bourbonnais-Kankakee area of Illinois for most of the next 28 years (with brief sojourns in Texas and Athens, Greece, thrown in to break up the monotony); then returned to his native state in 1991, where he currently resides in the Tishomingo/Ravia area. He graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in 1981, and received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais in 1991. The years between high school and college were a period frought with numerous exploits and misadventures, some of which have become the stuff of legend; nobody was hurt along the way, however, which should count for something. In addition to his professional career as a journalist he has published two short story collections: "Days Gone By: Legends And Tales Of Sipokni West" (2007), a collection of western stories; and "Something In The Air" (2011), a more eclectic collection. He was also a contributor to the 2005 Locus Award-nominated science fiction anthology "Myths For The Modern Age: Philip Jose Farmer's Wold Newton Universe," edited by Win Scott Eckert. In additon he has written a stage play and a self-published cookbook; served as project editor for a book about the JFK assassination entitled "The Men On The Sixth Floor"; and has either published or posted on the Internet a number of essays, stories and poems. He has also won writing awards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Library of Poetry. He is a past president of the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce in Tishomingo; was a charter member and past president of the Johnston County Reading Council, the local literacy advocacy and "friends of the library" organization; served as Johnston County's first-ever Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator in 1994-95; served two terms as chairman of the Johnston County (OK) Democratic Party; and has taught journalism classes for local Boy Scout Merit Badge Fairs. He is a member of the New Wold Newton Meteorics Society.
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